Kinship and Marriage: An Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

Kinship and Marriage: An Anthropological Perspective / Edition 1

by Robin Fox, Fox Robin
     
 

A classic introduction to the logic of kinship systems based on four universal premises. Originally published by Penguin in 1977, this text has been reprinted here with a new preface and bibliography. See more details below

Overview

A classic introduction to the logic of kinship systems based on four universal premises. Originally published by Penguin in 1977, this text has been reprinted here with a new preface and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521278232
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #50
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
921,860
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Cambridge University Press Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Introduction; 1. Kinship, family and descent; 2. The incest problem; 3. Local groups and descent groups; 4. Unilineal descent groups; 5. Segmentation and double descent; 6. Cognatic descent and ego-centred groups; 7. Exogamy and direct exchange; 8. Asymmetrical and complex systems; 9. Kinship terminology; References and further reading; Index.

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